Do androids dream of electric sheep? Precursor of Bladerunner, by Philip Dick.
The author’s mode of narrating is addictive. In such simple words he manages to convey an outstanding dystopia. The characters are believable, deep, and entrusting. You find yourself empathizing with Rick Deckard, whose job is to retire rogue androids on Earth.
After a devastating nuclear war, the details provided of the world broken by humanity is riveting.
To say a word about the Dick’s message to the reader:
It is stupid to create machines that can outsmart and kill a human. It has no purpose, other than to harvest self-destruction. Of course, many other authors have talked about humanity being abolished by machines—its own creation, mind you. It wouldn’t be the first time a human creates its own destroyer. We seem to be akin to self-devastation. At any rate, the philosophical implications of Dick’s work is huge. We are arriving to the “singularity”, when man is surpassed by his own creation—the machine.
I strongly believe this movie should be remade. A modern interpretation of this dystopia would be phenomenal. And of course, the message of discouraging humanity to delegate thought and activities to machines should be paramount.